National / International News

Phone driver cleared of killing pair

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 06:26
A 21-year-old woman is cleared of causing death by dangerous driving after knocking down and killing an elderly couple while using her phone.

Murray loses to Simon in Rotterdam

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 06:07
A subdued Andy Murray is beaten 6-4 6-2 by Gilles Simon in the last eight of the World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam.

Calculate how much water you use

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-02-13 06:05
The average American family of five uses 500 gallons a day, but that depends on many factors. Curious about your own water footprint? Check out our water calculator here:

VIDEO: Let your dog choose your partner?

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 06:03
Animal psychologist Dr Roger Mugford and his golden Labrador Bounce come into the BBC News studio to talk about how dogs read human emotions.

Day in pictures: 13 February 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 06:03
Images from around the world: 13 February

Rapists jailed after judge overruled

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 05:54
Three rapists are jailed for six years by a judge who previously terminated their trial because he thought there was a lack of evidence.

VIDEO: LIVE: Dresden bombing ceremony

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 05:51
Germany commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Allied bombing of Dresden.

Watson & Joseph: England's likely lads

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 05:42
Winger Anthony Watson and centre Jonathan Joseph are set to be England's "point of difference", writes BBC Sport's Tom Fordyce.

Boko Haram Ventures Out Of Nigeria, Hitting Village In Chad

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-13 05:27

The Islamist extremist group which has killed and kidnapped thousands in Nigeria, is increasingly expanding its area of operation as it reportedly tries to establish an independent state.

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VIDEO: 'American Sniper' trial underway

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 05:24
The trial of the man accused of killing the real life sniper behind Clint Eastwood's film "American Sniper" is underway in the US.

Saudis evacuate embassy in Yemen

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 05:18
Saudi Arabia becomes the latest country to close its embassy in Yemen, as the security situation in the country deteriorates.

Clarke wants Ryder Cup captaincy

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 05:07
Darren Clarke says he would "love" to be Europe's 2016 Ryder Cup captain at Hazeltine National in Minnesota.

Family win payout over patient death

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 04:59
A patient's family who blamed her death on medics' failure to treat her following major heart surgery receive a compensation payout after taking the case to the High Court.

VIDEO: Ultrasound glimpse of pygmy hippo baby

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 04:49
Ultrasound images of a baby pygmy hippopotamus kicking inside its mother's womb have been released by Melbourne Zoo.

As Cease-Fire Nears, Europe Warily Watches Fighting In Ukraine

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-13 04:24

Despite Thursday's breakthrough, "The enemy shelled positions of the 'anti-terrorist operation' forces with the same intensity as before," a Ukrainian military official said Friday.

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UN agrees negotiating text for Paris

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 04:16
Global climate talks in Geneva have ended with agreement on a formal negotiating text for the climate summit in Paris in December.

Germany remembers Dresden firestorm

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 04:16
Events are to take place in Germany to mark the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Dresden which created a firestorm and left the city in ruins.

Farmer dies after kicked by cow

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 04:15
A farmer dies after being kicked in the neck by one of his cows, the National Farmers Union confirms.

California Health Exchange Considers Extending Enrollment Deadline

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-13 04:07

Plenty of uninsured people will discover they owe a penalty as they file their taxes over the next two months, and will also learn they could be locked out of buying insurance to solve the problem.

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Adding up the cost of childbirth

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 04:04
How much do women around the world pay to give birth?